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Posted March 30, 2015

Expanding the fundamentals of our faith

November 1, 2012

By Steve Trosley

Anyone who has played baseball or softball can tell you what it feels when he or she hits a ball squarely with the bat. It has its own feeling and sound. You instinctively know you did something right.

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The HHS Contraception Coverage Mandate: Public Policy Challenges

August 10, 2012

By Dr. Jozef Zalot PhD.

(Last of Two Parts)

[Part I]

Author’s note: In the first essay “How Did We Get Here?”, we explored the legal issues surrounding the HHS contraception coverage mandate. In this second essay we examine reasons why the mandate is problematic in terms of public policy. Continue reading

The HHS Contraception Coverage Mandate: How Did We Get Here?

August 3, 2012

By Dr. Jozef Zalot PhD.

(First of two parts)

On August 1, 2011, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its “Interim Final Rules on Preventive Services.” These regulations, intended to clarify provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[i] (PPACA or health care reform act of 2010), required that as of August 1, 2012 health insurers must provide their subscribers with all forms of preventive care.

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It starts with Mom & Dad

August 1, 2012

By Steve Trosley

Dad could be rough around the edges, but he wanted his sons polished.

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Gift of trust imparts obligation

June 25, 2012

By Steve Trosley

Dan was one of the best bosses I ever had. He was selfless and an extraordinary listener. He was not afraid to let you take a risk and he was not uncomfortable taking responsibility when you fell on your face.

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Catholic Telegraph announces needs, changes

May 30, 2012

By Steve Trolsey

The Catholic Telegraph, in the best traditions of community service, is looking for a few good freelance writers.


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Sinners restored to great dignity

May 1, 2012

By Father Earl Fernandes

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

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Seeking an answer to the question, “Now what?”

May 1, 2012

By Father Kyle Schnippel

There are so many wonderful things that we celebrate during the Easter season, it is so difficult to pick out different memories or thoughts and keep them from blending into one seamless fabric of thoughts.

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Stories of martyrs approach modern reality

April 30, 2012

By Stephen Trosley

They were publically humiliated, stripped of their property, imprisoned, tortured and dragged into the arena to be savaged by wild animals. Some were crucified and others were tested by fire. Those who survived were treated as outcasts.

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